Retail outlets wanting to take advantage of wireless Lan services for customers, to boost their bottom line, can often be put off by the demands of implementing and managing the network. But Nomadix and The Cloud have joined forces to alleviate the pain for providers.
By integrating the wireless access gateways from Nomadix with the integrated services from The Cloud, the pair aims to make it easier and quicker for hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants and other outlets to get their wireless “hotspots” running.
Once the Nomadix access gateway is installed and configured, the management of the network is taken over by The Cloud. Nomadix already has over 12,000 gateways installed around the world, and The Cloud is a good partner for retailers because it has connection arrangements with most of the major service providers delivering Internet access, meaning a long consumer reach for the retailer.
The Cloud supports both end-users who have access arrangements with one particular provider and those occasional users who prefer a “pay-as-you-go” service.
The Cloud delivers all connection, billing and access point management and the retailer receives a share of the profits from every minute an end-user connects to the Internet on their wireless Lans.
This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia